Harvey Thorleifson

Harvey Thorleifson

Professor, University of Minnesota

Minnesota Geological Survey

Harvey Thorleifson has been Director of the Minnesota Geological Survey, in the USA, since 2003. He is the Mapping Committee chair for the Association of American State Geologists, and a member of the US National Geospatial Advisory Committee. He was a member of the National Academy panel that prepared a report on the international role of the US Geological Survey, and a member of the team that launched OneGeology.

Harvey was 2012–2013 President of the Association of American State Geologists (AASG), 2004–2006 President of what is now the Canadian Federation of Earth Sciences, and 2003–2004 President of the Geological Association of Canada. From 1986 to 2003, he was a Geological Survey of Canada research scientist. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Colorado.

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Harvey Thorleifson Ph.D., P.Geo., D.Sc

Director, Minnesota Geological Survey

State Geologist of Minnesota

Professor, Department of Earth Sciences

College of Science and Engineering

University of Minnesota

2609 West Territorial Road

St Paul MN 55114-1009


Telephone: +1 612-626-2150